|Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? - TED.com|
Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; data; TED@IBM; 2014
|Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack - TED.com|
Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data -- and only two are considered crimes. "Do we blindly trust any future government? Because any right we give away, we give away for good."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBrussels; TED; Talks; Internet; crime; data; politics; technology; 2011
|JP Rangaswami: Information is food - TED.com|
How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; philosophy; TED@SXSWi; 2012
|Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley: Mapping ideas worth spreading - TED.com|
What do 24,000 ideas look like? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley apply algorithms to the entire archive of TEDxTalks, taking us on a stimulating visual tour to show how ideas connect globally.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; algorithm; complexity; data; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine - TED.com|
What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; TEDWomen; culture; data; economics; women; 2010
|Maria Bezaitis: The surprising need for strangeness - TED.com|
In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness -- people and ideas that don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it’s unfamiliar. (Filmed at TED@Intel.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; technology; TED@Intel; 2013
|Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms - TED.com|
Artist Nathalie Miebach takes weather data from massive storms and turns it into complex sculptures that embody the forces of nature and time. These sculptures then become musical scores for a string quartet to play.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; data; visualizations; 2011
|Kenneth Cukier: Big data is better data - TED.com|
Self-driving cars were just the start. What's the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what's next for machine learning -- and human knowledge.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; data; future; technology; TEDSalon Berlin 2014; 2014
|Malte Spitz: Your phone company is watching - TED.com|
What kind of data is your cell phone company collecting? Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code -- a detailed, nearly minute-by-minute account of half a year of his life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; technology; telecom; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Dalia Mogahed: The attitudes that sparked Arab Spring - TED.com|
Pollster Dalia Mogahed shares surprising data on Egyptian people's attitudes and hopes before the Arab Spring -- with a special focus on the role of women in sparking change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; economics; women; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Daniel Pauly: The ocean's shifting baseline - TED.com|
The ocean has degraded within our lifetimes, as shown in the decreasing average size of fish. And yet, as Daniel Pauly shows us onstage at Mission Blue, each time the baseline drops, we call it the new "normal." At what point do we stop readjusting downward?
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; data; oceans; science; 2010
|Joel Selanikio: The surprising seeds of a big-data revolution in healthcare - TED.com|
Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data -- and from this gappy information, countries would make huge decisions. Data geek Joel Selanikio talks through the sea change in collecting health data in the past decade -- starting with the Palm Pilot and Hotmail, and now moving into the cloud...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; global issues; health; technology; TEDxAustin; 2013
|Catherine Crump: The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you - TED.com|
A very unsexy-sounding piece of technology could mean that the police know where you go, with whom, and when: the automatic license plate reader. These cameras are innocuously placed all across small-town America to catch known criminals, but as lawyer and TED Fellow Catherine Crump shows, the data they collect in aggregate could have disastrous consequences for everyone the world over.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; data; privacy; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Talithia Williams: Own your body's data - TED.com|
The new breed of high-tech self-monitors (measuring heartrate, sleep, steps per day) might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day — because our own data can reveal much more than even our doctors may know.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; data; health; heart health; statistics; TEDxClaremontColleges; 2014
|Anne Milgram: Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime - TED.com|
When she became the attorney general of New Jersey in 2007, Anne Milgram quickly discovered a few startling facts: not only did her team not really know who they were putting in jail, but they had no way of understanding if their decisions were actually making the public safer. And so began her ongoing, inspirational quest to bring data analytics and statistical analysis to the US criminal justice system.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; crime; data; TED@BCG San Francisco; 2013
|Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - TED.com|
Much can be done with online data. But did you know that computer wonks once determined that liking a Facebook page about curly fries means you're also intelligent? Really. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how some applications of the technology are not so benign -- and why she thinks we should return the control of information to its rightful owners.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; data; social media; technology; TEDxMidAtlantic 2013; 2013
|Dave deBronkart: Meet e-Patient Dave - TED.com|
When Dave deBronkart learned he had a rare and terminal cancer, he turned to a group of fellow patients online -- and found the medical treatment that saved his life. Now he calls on all patients to talk with one another, know their own health data, and make health care better one e-Patient at a time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMaastricht; TED; Talks; collaboration; culture; data; health care; science; technology; 2010
|Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science - TED.com|
Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; health care; illness; illusion; medicine; science; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|What we learned from 5 million books - TED.com|
Have you played with Google Labs' Ngram Viewer? It's an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries. Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show us how it works, and a few of the surprising things we can learn from 500 billion words.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBoston 2011; TED; Talks; Google; data; design; library; technology; visualizations; writing; 2011
|Beth Noveck: Demand a more open-source government - TED.com|
What can governments learn from the open-data revolution? In this stirring talk, Beth Noveck, the former deputy CTO at the White House, shares a vision of practical openness -- connecting bureaucracies to citizens, sharing data, creating a truly participatory democracy. Imagine the "writable society" ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; global issues; government; politics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Anders Ynnerman: Visualizing the medical data explosion - TED.com|
Today medical scans produce thousands of images and terabytes of data for a single patient in mere seconds, but how do doctors parse this information and determine what's useful? At TEDxGöteborg, scientific visualization expert Anders Ynnerman shows us sophisticated new tools -- like virtual autopsies -- for analyzing this myriad data, and a glimpse at some sci-fi-sounding medical technologies in development...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxGöteborg 2010; TED; Talks; data; health; medicine; science; technology; visualizations; 2010
|Stephen Friend: The hunt for "unexpected genetic heroes" - TED.com|
What can we learn from people with the genetics to get sick — who don’t? With most inherited diseases, only some family members will develop the disease, while others who carry the same genetic risks dodge it. Stephen Friend suggests we start studying those family members who stay healthy. Hear about the Resilience Project, a massive effort to collect genetic materials that may help decode inherited disorders.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; biology; data; disease; genetics; health; privacy; TED2014; 2014
|Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade? - TED.com|
Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing -- mostly unreported -- piece of front-page-worthy good news: We're winning the war against child mortality. Along the way, he debunks one flawed approach to stats that blots out such vital stories.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; data; development; health; state-building; statistics; third world; TEDxChange; 2010
|David MacKay: A reality check on renewables - TED.com|
How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country's worth. In this pragmatic talk from TEDxWarwick, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options and explains why we should pursue them anyway.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; alternative energy; climate change; data; global issues; math; sustainability; tedx; TEDxWarwick; 2012
|Hasan Elahi: FBI, here I am! - TED.com|
After he ended up on a watch list by accident, Hasan Elahi was advised by his local FBI agents to let them know when he was traveling. He did that and more ... much more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; data; security; war; web; 2011
|Gary Flake: is Pivot a turning point for web exploration? - TED.com|
Gary Flake demos Pivot, a new way to browse and arrange massive amounts of images and data online. Built on breakthrough Seadragon technology, it enables spectacular zooms in and out of web databases, and the discovery of patterns and links invisible in standard web browsing.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; demo; interface design; technology; web; TED2010; 2010
|Hans Rosling on global population growth - TED.com|
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; demo; global issues; poverty; prediction; presentation; TED@Cannes; 2010
|Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money? - TED.com|
What can economists learn from linguists? Behavioral economist Keith Chen introduces a fascinating pattern from his research: that languages without a concept for the future -- "It rain tomorrow," instead of "It will rain tomorrow" -- correlate strongly with high savings rates. Read more about Chen’s explorations »
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; behavioral economics; business; data; economics; language; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously - TED.com|
Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing -- which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting 10 minutes of pure creativity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; cities; culture; data; design; technology; visualizations; 2011
|Peter van Manen: How can Formula 1 racing help ... babies? - TED.com|
During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of data points to its garage for real-time analysis and feedback. So why not use this detailed and rigorous data system elsewhere, like ... at children’s hospitals? Peter van Manen tells us more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cars; children; data; health; medicine; sports; technology; TEDxNijmegen; 2013
|Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index - TED.com|
Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; economics; global issues; happiness; statistics; tedbooks; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating - TED.com|
Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating. The dates she liked didn't write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse). So, as any fan of data would do: she started making a spreadsheet. Hear the story of how she went on to hack her online dating life -- with frustrating, funny and life-changing results.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; algorithm; culture; data; love; technology; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Hans Rosling: Religions and babies - TED.com|
Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others -- and how does this affect global population growth? Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, he graphs data over time and across religions. With his trademark humor and sharp insight, Hans reaches a surprising conclusion on world fertility rates.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; global issues; population; presentation; religion; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools - TED.com|
How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another -- then uses that same data to help schools improve. Watch to find out where your country stacks up, and learn the single factor that makes some systems outperform others.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; education; global issues; inequality; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies - TED.com|
We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; culture; data; global issues; money; social change; visualizations; 2011
|David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization - TED.com|
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; complexity; computers; data; design; visualizations; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity - TED.com|
Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data -- and at times vast numbers of people -- and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the "Wilderness Downtown" video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; collaboration; data; design; technology; visualizations; TED2011; 2011